Fabric Yoyo Brooch

This pretty brooch is fun for kids to sew and - if you can bear to part with it - it makes a lovely gift for mothers, grannies or friends! And of course you can make all sorts of variations depending on what fabrics you have available... why not make one to match every outfit!

Fabric yoyo brooch

You will need:

Three pieces of different patterned fabric.
Thread and needle.
Button
Safety pin/brooch back

Instructions:

Cut 3 paper circles about 4, 5 and 6 inches diameter. Pin each to one of the pieces of fabric and cut out. Alternatively draw around cups and saucers onto the fabric.

Cut a piece of thread long enough to go all of the way around the edge of your biggest circle with some spare. Knot one end and thread the other.

Sew a loose running stitch around the outside of the largest circle, finishing with the thread to the right side of the fabric.

Fabric yoyo brooch - detail 1
Sew a loose but neat running stitch around the circumference of the circle

Pull the thread so the fabric gathers. Secure the gap with a few stitches. Knot the fabric and tie off.

Fabric yoyo brooch - detail 2
Gathered, and finished off

Repeat with the smaller two circles.

When you have your three yo-yos, layer them up with a button over the top hole. Stitch the button in place going through all three yoyos.

Finish off by stitching a safety pin or brooch pin to the back.

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